Taiwan train crash kills at least 18, injures 160

At least 17 people have died and 80 are injured

The train, a high-speed Puyuma Express 6432 service, was travelling between Taipei and the eastern coastal county of Taitung.

Ten people were killed and 73 injured on July 8 when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, sate-run TRT Haber television said, quoting the health ministry.

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Rescuers search an overturned train in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018.

All of the train's eight carriages had derailed and five had flipped onto their side near Xinma station, railway officials said.

Photos from the scene just south of the city of Luodong showed the train's eight cars in a zig-zag formation near the tracks, some on their sides.

Soldiers were removing bodies and attempting to identify them, Chen added, but nightfall was complicating rescue work.




Emergency medical responders and firefighters are helping the injured and the defence ministry says it has sent 120 soldiers to help with rescue efforts.

A live video feed provided by Taiwan's United Daily News showed rescuers carefully carrying what appeared to be a body wrapped in white plastic away from the site.

The Taiwan Railway Administration said earlier that the death toll had risen to 22 but later found that "four additional deaths" were double calculation at hospitals.

The Puyuma was launched in 2013 to handle the rugged topography of Taiwan's east coast.

"The underlying cause should be investigated to the maximum extent to avoid anything like this happening in the future", Lai said.

The Taiwan Railways Administration said in a statement that the train had been moving between two stations in Yilan County before the derailment occurred. In 2003, a train traveling toward a mountain tourist destination crashed, killing 17 passengers and injuring another 156, and a toppled tree caused a train crash that killed six and injured at least 50 in 2011.

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